In need of help?

Do you need help as a medical student?
Below, you can find important contact information

In need of medical help: 0900 9229 – Doctors Service Groningen (only on weekends and evening hours) 
In case of suicide thoughts: 0900 0113 or – 113 Suicide Prevention
The 113 Suicide Prevention Foundation is the national suicide prevention organization.

Study Advisors (UMCG)
Contact information: Study-advisors |  or book an appointment directly via / / Also follow this link for information on extra support from the RUG. 
Study advisors are also there for problems in the personal sphere and psychological problems. Study advisors are confidential advisors, they listen and provide information, advice and support. They may refer to workshops and trainings, as well as to (student) psychologists or student counsellors. Study Advisors are also there for students who know someone who is struggling.

Student Service Centre (RUG)
Contact information: +31 50 363 8066,
The SSC is a centre for all students at the University of Groningen. The centre offers several forms of student guidance. Student psychologists can support and guide students in the field of mental problems such as depression and burn-out.

Confidential Advisor
Contact information RUG:  +31 50 3635435,
Contact information UMCG:
A point of contact for employees and students who experience undesirable behaviour or unequal treatment, who observe malpractices in the organization or who suspect or are involved in a conflict in the working situation. The confidential advisor supports and assists students in submitting a formal complaint or notification after a first informal interview. You can find more information here (RUG). 

You can find more information on student welfare here.

Do you experience a problem as a student or do you not know where to turn? You can also call, e-mail or Whatsapp to the independent ombudsperson Carolijn Winnubst. The ombudsperson is easily accessible, offers a listening ear in the first instance while safeguarding confidentiality, can offer advice and guidance, mediate and, if necessary and desired, refer you to another institution or have an investigation carried out. In order to increase the learning capacity of the university, the ombudsperson can also give solicited and unsolicited advice to the university. Click here to go to her contact details!

Contact information:, 085 - 489 89 99
Mirro develops eHealth solutions that support professionals in and around mental healthcare (GGZ), stimulate mental fitness on the working floor and make advice from mental health care professionals accessible online. They provide online and anonymous self-help (E-Health) that provides you with support via different modules such as stress, anxiety or worrying thoughts. Other modules, such as money problems and game-addiction, are also available. It is free for students who study at the RUG.

All Ears Groningen
Contact information:
All ears can offer a listening ear when you are confronted with problems and need to talk to someone about it outside your own social circle. All ears workers work closely together with students, and are familiar with problems students encounter. The conversations are easily accessible, free and without obligation. 

Wake Up Student
Contactgegevens:, 06-55687150
Wake Up Student provides individual coaching to support you with psychological complaints. They focus on light problems of frequent occurence in the student population. The student coaches are skilled psychologists. The coaching is not covered by health insurance. The costs of the first conversattion is €39,95 and for all the other conversations you pay €79,95 per conversation. They also offer a lot of different workshops on topics such as assertiveness, stress-reduction and performance anxiety. Workshops differ in price from completely free to €50,-.

Professionele Psychologists
Professional Psychologists can help everyone who needs longer treatment or has (more complex) psychological problems. They offer short-, middle- or long-term professional treatments. The costs differs per psychologists practice. To get compensation from your health insurance, you need a referral from a general practitioner. Be aware that you always have to pay your deductible excess (eigen risico) of at least €385,-. On this website you can find all psychologists in Groningen:  

Contact information:
Ganymedes LGBT Student Association Groningen is the oldest LGBTQ+ student organisation of the Netherlands with more than 120 members. We are committed to achieving acceptance and equality for everyone within the LGBTQ+ community, combined with a healthy dose of fun and 'gezelligheid'!

Have you experienced something in our association that you or someone around you didn't feel comfortable with?  If yes, you can fill in the google forms found below. This is a serious anonymous google forms. We will try to handle every improvement point and discuss every thought. Therefore, we urge you to fill it in seriously.
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